Beverly, MA –Endicott College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released today in The Chronicle’s third annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities.
In all, only 97 of the 277 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. In addition Endicott was noted as one of 39 institutions on the Honor Roll, the institutions that were recognized the most in their size categories.
Endicott won honors in five categories this year including: Collaborative Governance, faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs; Teaching Environment, faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching; Confidence in Senior Leadership, leaders have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for institutional success; Respect and Appreciation, employees are regularly recognized for their contributions, and, Tenure Clarity and Process, requirements for tenure are clear, faculty members say.
“What impressed us most about the recognition was that it recognized the entire Endicott community. Our successes and achievements are a direct result of faculty and staff, that when supported and empowered to make change, find personal and professional pride in what they accomplish. Pride and success are wonderful partners,” said President Richard E. Wylie.
The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “With the Great Colleges program, The Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on – unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle’s editor.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace
About The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Delivering news, information, and jobs to millions of global readers, The Chronicle of Higher Education is the most trusted resource for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 60 full-time writers and editors, as well as a dozen correspondents positioned around the world. Established in 1966, The Chronicle publishes a daily Web site (both a U.S. and a Global Edition), a weekly newspaper, a weekly magazine of ideas, and also produces newsletters and events. A nine-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards, the newspaper has a weekly print readership of 350,000 and Web traffic of more than 14 million pages a month at http://chronicle.com.
About ModernThink LLC:
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more at http://www.modernthink.com.
About Endicott College:
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 231 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Master and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,200 undergraduate and more than 2,400 adult and graduate students.